For nearly 50 years, Bruce Springsteen has been an icon within the music industry. With his working class tales that relate to the everyday lives of many, and his ability to stand the test of time and remain relevant has given him a culturally significant standing. The impact of ‘The Boss’ can never be understated. From arena-made anthems such as Born In the USA and Dancing In the Dark, to the sullen Atlantic City and The River, Springsteen truly does have something for everyone in his catalogue.
Aside from making really great music, there are also a number of collectors items and rarities out in the wild, and we do see them here from time to time. Below are a few highlights we currently have in stock, and you can see our full range at eil.com
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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The ‘Live’ – The Legend Comes Alive (Super rare 1986 Japanese Special DJ Copy 10-track promotional-only LP sampler with custom labels, unique sepia tinged Bruce portrait pasted sleeve with release details on the back for the Japanese market. Both sleeve and label list the first three songs on the B-side in the incorrect order, this copy also includes a one page correction sheet. The sleeve displays just a little light general wear and the vinyl appears in near ‘as new’ condition. Extremely rare & increasingly hard to find in such condition! XDAP-93156).
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Hungry Heart (Scarce 1980 Japanese CBS Sony white label promo sample 2-track 7″ vinyl single, also including Held Up Without A Gun. This original pressing is issued with its WITHDRAWN colour picture insert of a close-up portrait of Bruce – subsequentlyreplaced with the more common ‘boardwalk’ sleeve. Allegedly Bruce was not happy with the photograph to be used, hence it was pulled at his request. The insert displays minimal wear with some light foxing mostly on the back, whilst the vinyl looks barely played. An outstanding example and the first we have seen in five years! 07SP511).
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle (Rare 1974 Japanese first press 7-track LP, including some of The Boss’ finest work with tracks such as 4th Of July & the anthemic Rosalita, issued in the withdrawn pastedpicture sleeve which features a black & white band photograph on the back [later replaced with a colour one], complete with fold-out Japanese/lyric insert & obi-strip. The sleeve & obi both displays minimal wear whilst the vinyl has only a fewlight signs of play SOPL-239).
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- Bruce Springsteen - The Born In The USA 12" Single Collection - UK - vinyl box set - £50.00, $69.50, €58.50 (Back In Stock) (arrived 29-Jul-2021 07:51)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The Born In The USA 12" Single Collection (1985 UK Limited Edition box set comprising four 12" vinyl EPs - Dancing In The Dark, Cover Me, I'm On Fire & Glory Day, each in their respective picture sleeve - complete with a bonus vinyl 7" featuring I'm Goin' Down & Janey Don't You Lose Heart in its own sleeve, plus a full colour fold-out poster, all contained in a superb 12" picture box. The box shows very little of its age, with only one or two light scuffs & all contents appear barely touched or played BRUCE1)
- Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In The Dark - UK - shaped picture disc - £75.00, $104.25, €87.75 (New Item) (arrived 05-Jul-2021 10:06)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Dancing In The Dark (1984 UK limited edition 7" Cadillac Shaped Picture Disc single, also including Pink Cadillac, issued in a clear PVC sleeve. A striking & scarce collectable by The Boss! WA4436)
- Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On The Edge Of Town - Complete - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.85, €17.55 (Back In Stock) (arrived 19-Jun-2021 08:50)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Darkness On The Edge Of Town (Original 1978 UK graduated orange label 10-track LP, complete with album credits inner & lyric insert. The picture sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl is Excellent with just the odd faint hairline not affecting play)
- Bruce Springsteen - The River + Lyric Insert - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £15.00, $20.85, €17.55 (Back In Stock) (arrived 19-Jun-2021 08:50)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The River (1980 UK 20-track double LP, featuring Independence Day & Out In The Street, with illustrated inners & fold-out lyric insert. The picture sleeve shows the lightest shelfwear whilst the vinyl appears in Excellent condition with minimal signs of play)
- Bruce Springsteen - War - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $13.90, €11.70 (New Item) (arrived 22-Jun-2021 17:07)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND War (1986 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single on the red CBS label, also including blues tune Merry Christmas Baby, glossy card picture sleeve. The sleeve only light shelfwear and the vinyl appears barely played)
- Bruce Springsteen - Greatest Hits - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £24.99, $34.74, €29.24 (New Item) (arrived 25-Jun-2021 11:57)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Greatest Hits (2017 UK 'We Are Vinyl' 18-track double vinyl LP, pressed from the highest quality master recordings using the plangent process, including the classic hits Born To Run, Thunder Road, Dancing In The Dark, Streets Of Philadelphia and more. Housed in a gatefold picture sleeve with picture/lyric inners. This copy remains in near as new condition)
- Bruce Springsteen - Letter To You - Black Vinyl Etched - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £24.99, $34.74, €29.24 (New Item) (arrived 25-Jun-2021 12:08)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Letter To You (2020 UK/EU limited edition 12-track three-sided double LP pressed on 140 Gram Black Vinyl with the fourth side etched. A rock album fueled by the band's heart-stopping, house-rocking signature sound, recorded athis home studio in New Jersey, and Bruce's Twentieth studio album, and is his first with the E Street Band since 2012’s High Hopes and their first performances together since 2016’s The River Tour, produced by Ron Aniello with Bruce Springsteen, mixed by Bob Clearmountain and mastered by Bob Ludwig. Housed in a gatefold picture sleeve with picture inners and 16-page booklet. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl has a few light paper scuffs from being removed from the inners)
- Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run - Orange Label - Japanese - 7" vinyl - £35.00, $48.65, €40.95 (New Item) (arrived 26-Jun-2021 17:18)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born To Run (1978 Japanese wide centred orange label 7" single, also including Badlands, housed in a record company sleeve complete with a special 'Gold Disc' series picture insert with lyrics to both songs on the back. The insert displays minimal wear & the vinyl still looks barely played 06SP363)
- Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $27.80, €23.40 (New Item) (arrived 01-Jul-2021 08:46)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Nebraska (1982 UK first press 10-track LP on the graduated orange label, including the singles Atlantic City & Open All Night, glossy picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve shows a few signs of edge wear & the vinyl appears barely played)
- Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On The Edge Of Town - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $20.85, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 05-Jul-2021 11:20)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Darkness On The Edge Of Town (1978 UK first issue 10-track LP on the graduated orange label, picture sleeve complete with illustrated credits inner. The sleeve shows little of its years & the vinyl appears barely played CBS86061)